Explain The Difference Between Self Pollination And Cross Pollination?


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In self pollination, the pollen from a plant fertilizes the exact same plant. So, the anther fertilizes the stigma of the same plant. So the seeds will not be any different from the parent plant, it will have the same DNA.
In cross pollination, pollen from a DIFFERENT plant fertilizes a different plant. So the anther's pollen from a different plant fertilizes the stigma of another. That way, if the plants were totally different, then the offspring of the plant that was fertilized will have different seeds, or sometimes a little blended.
In cross pollination, the pollen can be transferred by wind, animals, or insects. Bees often spread the pollen.
Anther: Male part of the plant. One of the parts on stems surrounding the center of the flower. Holds pollen.
Stigma: Female part of the plant. Surface is sticky, as to easily catch passing pollen. Located in the center of the flower, surrounded by anthers.
Ovule: Part of the plant that is deep under the stigma, in the bottom of the bell of the flower.
I really hope this helps.

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